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Judith Ortiz Cofer Dies at 64 January 4, 2017: Online Athens has noted the death of poet, novelist, and professor Judith Ortiz Cofer. Cofer, a professor at the University of Georgia, died on December 30th at the age of 64. Wayne Ford remembers [...] by

RIP David Meltzer (1937-2016) January 3, 2017: Over the weekend as the New Year was being rung in, the multi-talented poet, musician, jazz critic, teacher, and scholar David Meltzer died at the age of 79. Meltzer was a long-time fixture in the [...] by

Irish Poet John Montague Dies at 87 December 12, 2016: Over the weekended we were saddened by the news of the death of poet John Montague at the age of 87. As the Independent reports, Montague was a much-loved, prolific, and award-winning writer who [...] by

NYT Observes the Death of Robert A. Wilson, Phoenix Book Shop Proprietor December 9, 2016: The New York Times reports that Robert A. Wilson, proprietor of the Phoenix Book Shop—a haunt popular with New York City’s poets—has died. “Allen Ginsberg was a regular. Diane di [...] by

Hyperallergic Remembers Brazilian Poet and Art Critic Ferreira Gullar December 8, 2016: Brazilian poet and art critic Ferreira Gullar died of pneumonia over the weekend at the age of 86. “In art,” Elisa Wouk Almino writes “Gullar is perhaps best known for penning the [...] by

RIP Benjamin Hollander November 30, 2016: We were saddened to hear of the death of Benjamin Hollander, who died on November 21st. At Jacket2, Joshua Schuster and Steve Dickison remember Hollander as a poet of conversation. From the top: [...] by

Michael O’Brien (1939–2016) November 18, 2016: Poet Michael O’Brien passed away last week, on Thursday, November 10, 2016, in New York. Peter O’Leary, a decade-long friend, remembers him at Flood Editions, the home for [...] by

RIP Leonard Cohen (1934-2016) November 11, 2016: Today at Harriet HQ, we’re spinning some classic Leonard Cohen wax in his memory. The songwriter and poet has died at the age of 82. Cohen began his career as a poet in Montreal, publishing [...] by

RIP Lucia Perillo (1958–2016) October 25, 2016: Yesterday, we heard the very sad news of the death of Lucia Perillo. Jacket Copy reports on her passing on October 16th at the age of 58. Michael Schaub writes: Lucia Perillo, a poet known for her [...] by

How Long Is the Present: RIP, David Antin (1932–2016) October 13, 2016: Harriet staff is reeling from news that David Antin has passed away. A poet, art writer, performance artist, beloved teacher, and critic known for his masterful “talk poems,” Antin was [...] by